I’d love to apply for an international residency, but need to find one that covers my expenses. Where do I start the search?
-An emerging filmmaker, Baltimore
While many residency programs provide a studio space, living quarters and daily meals, residencies that also include a stipend or monetary award are a much harder to find. You’ll definitely have to do some digging.
Start by making a list of residency programs or specific countries that interest you. On each residency program’s website you’ll generally find an entire page dedicated to financial assistance. Although all of your expenses may not be covered, in many cases you’ll find that additional financial support is offered to cover travel expenses for international artists.
The go-to site for international residencies is Res Artis. It’s a great website that functions as a comprehensive resource for artists, writers, musicians, curators, and other creative professionals looking for International residencies. There, you’ll find over 400 centers and organizations in more than 70 countries dedicated to offering artists time, space, and support necessary to create their best work.
These are highly regarded residencies in the U.S. that come with funding:
The Vermont Studio Center – VSC offers two “Sustainable Arts Foundation” fellowships specifically for artists and writers raising young children. These awards include a stipend of $2,000, for the 4-week residency; and $1,000, for the 2-week residency, to help cover lost income, travel expenses, childcare, and other related costs.
The MacDowell Colony – MacDowell offers both stipends and travel grants to artists, writers and composers selected for the residency program. These need-based stipends may be used to cover rent, utilities, childcare, and other expenses, including the purchase of equipment and the replacement of lost income.
The McColl Center for Visual Art – McColl accepts residency applications from emerging, mid-career and senior artists. Artists receive a stipend of $3,300, a $2,000 materials budget, a travel allowance, and free housing.
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